CPR on set of ‘Better Call Saul’ saved Bob Odenkirk’s life, star says

In July 2021, Odenkirk collapsed on the Albuquerque, New Mexico, set whereas filming the sixth and last season of the present. He later confirmed that it had been as a consequence of a “small heart attack.”

The star, who has been nominated for quite a few Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for taking part in the titular character, has now revealed that he stopped respiratory throughout the horrifying episode however was saved because of emergency medical care on set.

Although he can not recall the speedy aftermath of the incident, he now is aware of it occurred at round 5:30 p.m. when the forged and crew have been altering photographs. At the moment Odenkirk, now 59, mounted an train bike he used between shoots to look at a Chicago Cubs baseball recreation on TV, he mentioned.

In an interview with the Radio Instances journal this week, the actor recalled: “I went down on one knee, and then I went all the way down. I guess I said, ‘I don’t feel very good.'”

The star, who performs con-artist-turned-lawyer Jimmy McGill who takes on the pseudonym Saul Goodman, mentioned his co-stars Rhea Seehorn, who performs Kim Wexler, and Patrick Fabian, who performs Howard Hamlin, grabbed his head and hand and “started yelling at me to stay on Earth.”

“I wasn’t breathing,” he continued. “I mean, if nobody had been there, if they didn’t do that CPR, I’d have been dead in a few minutes.”

He had three photographs of the defibrillator then emergency surgical procedure to clear the artery he known as “the widowmaker.”

“Better Call Saul” is a prequel to the AMC hit “Breaking Bad,” which ran for 5 seasons between 2008 and 2013. That present launched Odenkirk as Goodman, an legal professional for Walter White, performed by Bryan Cranston.

Within the last season of the present, actors Cranston and Aaron Paul reprise their “Breaking Bad” roles of White and Jesse Pinkman.

Odenkirk advised the Radio Instances that the reunion was “the greatest joy ever,” including: “The first episode I did on ‘Breaking Bad’ was a big scene with those guys in the desert, at 2 a.m., in a sandstorm. So to revisit the relationship now … I can’t say more than that. Because it’s a mindblower, man.”

The collection finale is scheduled to air on August 15.